Superstar USA concludes tonight.

Superstar USA concludes tonight.
The humiliation ends tonight when The WB airs the seventh and final episode of Superstar USA, its Idol spoof. The three finalists will perform and then host Brian McFayden will risk injury to his pretty face by telling them they’ve been screwed. Ratings for the series have been poor (Variety says it’s “bringing a male aud to the net but is not performing that well overall”), as has critical reaction, so the joke’s on The WB. If a quasi-serious competition like American Idol can launch William Hung, did we really need a show that just produces crappy singers?

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.